Here’s the details. I used my Apple Card to do some grocery shopping about 47 minutes ago, as documented on my wallet app. I went straight home from the supermarket. I have two transactions, both for $100, listed as taking place 33 minutes ago and 28 minutes ago. What’s really strange is that it lists the name of the business where these supposed transactions occurred, and even the location on Apple Maps. The business in question for the fraudulent charges is a gas station. This gas station just so happens to be on the route I took on my way home. And it’s likely that the time I would have been passing by would have been around 15 minutes or so after I made my purchase at the grocery store.
I called the Apple Card people up to dispute the charge. The person I spoke with said the charge in question would have had to use the physical card. I know that’s not possible, as I still have the card in my possession, and I’m looking at it as I compose this post. Apple Cards don’t have a number on the physical card, so I don’t think it could have been someone writing down the number while paying at a restaurant or something of that sort. The only thing I can think of is that someone was using some sort of skimmer. Is this even possible though? They would have had to scan the card from several yards from the parking lot at the gas station through one lane of traffic and though the car door. Do you all have any other ideas on what may have happened?